Strategic Plan Annual Report 2015-16
The Strategic Annual Report describes our progress through the medical school’s six strategic goals during the academic year 2015-16 to achieve our vision to be distinguished as a leader among medical schools through community collaboration in medical education, patient care, research, and service. It is because of the dedication and tireless effort of our students, faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and donors – along with sustained community support – that together we make continued progress on our journey to excellence.
Guide to Consumer Information
In June WMed was granted candidate status for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). As an institution affiliated with the HLC we became eligible to initiate the application process with the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federal student financial aid programs. The Guide to Consumer Information contains required consumer information that we must make available annually to students in accordance with federal regulations. The guide includes information about the institution, financial assistance, health and safety, and student outcomes. This information was distributed to our students in September and is available on our website and the student portal at all times. Printed copies are available from the Office of Student Affairs.
Annual Campus Safety and Security Report
The Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is provided as part of WMed's commitment to safety and security and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act). The report is published each year on the WMed website by October 1 at http://med.wmich.edu/about-us/campus-information. Notice of the report availability is made via email to the campus community including students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. The report includes statistics on specific reported crimes as well as policies and procedures that are designed to promote a safe, secure learning and working environment. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4503.
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Learning and Working Environment
The medical school values statement recognizes that we achieve excellence by valuing inclusiveness and diversity. Understanding who we are is important to us as we implement plans to increase the diversity of our students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. A comprehensive set of characteristics guides the medical school to identify uniqueness and promote diversity. Among the individual characteristics that bring value to the learning and working environment, there are three that we measure and report because they address potential healthcare inequities in the future. These three are gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. This information is available on our Diversity and Inclusion web page. Our Medical Student Recruitment Plan guides the process to recruit medical students, with specific actions to continue to enhance the diversity of our medical student body. The success is evident in our three class profiles. New pipeline programs, such as the Early Introduction to Health Careers I and II, are designed to champion the biomedical science and healthcare career aspirations of underrepresented and disadvantaged youth in Southwest Michigan. In addition, we have formalized and strengthened the recruitment process for faculty and senior administrative staff to achieve mission-appropriate diversity outcomes.